New International Version
The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the LORD.
King James Bible
And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And the men took of their victuals, but they did not inquire at the mouth of Jehovah.
World English Bible
The men sampled their provisions, and didn't ask counsel from the mouth of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And the men take of their provision, and the mouth of Jehovah have not asked;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The men took of their victuals - This was done in all probability in the way of friendship; for, from time immemorial to the present day, eating together, in the Asiatic countries, is considered a token of unalterable friendship; and those who eat even salt together, feel themselves bound thereby in a perpetual covenant. But the marginal reading of this clause should not be hastily rejected.
And asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord - They made the covenant with the Gibeonites without consulting God by Urim and Thummim, which was highly reprehensible in them, as it was a state transaction in which the interests and honor of God their king were intimately concerned.
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the men took of their victuals. or, they received the men by reason of their victuals.
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He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in."
And these wineskins that we filled were new, but see how cracked they are. And our clothes and sandals are worn out by the very long journey."
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